Intermittent fasting enhances long-term memory consolidation, adult hippocampal neurogenesis, and expression of longevity gene Klotho.

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Interesting study. I’ve been thinking about trying intermittent fasting but this article explores a pretty extreme version of that in my opinion. This looks at one day on, one day off intermittent fasting which is much more than the 8 hours allowed for eating in a day that I’ve been considering and that the vast majority of people do I would guess. Just a note of what the authors assumed as intermittent fasting.


I am in the circadian rhythm research field. I think evidence is pointing more towards caloric restriction rather than feeding times correlating with longevity (in mouse models). It’s also hard for experiments to separate the two feeding styles in lab mice.


For anyone curious don’t look at IF as an all/nothing binary. Even doing it a few days a week 16/8 or 18/6 will give you benefits you’ll feel & notice. Also, when you start doing IF, you may find that you will start to be able to do longer periods more and more easily. Don’t hesitate – it’s easy. Pro tip: drink lots more water than usual on IF days.


Started IF last year, since noticed I gained some belly in quarantine, started with 14:10, then switched to 16:8, then felt comfortable doing 18:6, I’ve been doing it for the past year and it’s honestly amazing! I sleep better, I have more energy, I’m quicker on my feet (literally and figuratively) I went from 193 pounds to 173 and it is simply great! I highly recommend for anyone to try, download this app Zego to track it, I would also suggest buy a few cases of La Croix, it really helps to pull through, best of luck!


In mice. I am hearing that in adult athletic human females it is not a good idea.